Adding Wireless to small Gigabit LAN

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There are WAP devices offering 802.11n wireless with 10/100 ethernet port for adding wireless to an ethernet LAN.
As an alternative, would I get better performance if I use an 802.11n wireless gigabit router to connect to my ethernet Router (instead of the WAP) - thereby adding wireless to the network. 
I plan to install the wireless router and connect only one of the router's 10/100/1000 ports either to my ethernet LAN's Linksys RSV4000 gigabit router or to a Netgear Prosafe GS108 gigabit switch.  The wireless router will be about 100 feet from the hardwired router (for best wireless reception/coverage of 3000 sq ft office)
The LAN is using a single IP addressing scheme throughout.  DHCP services come from the hardwired router.  Total of 13 users, mixed environment of desktops and laptops, smartphones.
I'd appreciate any recommendations or comments.  Budget is limited <$250.  Thanks.


Software/Hardware used:
Linksys RSV4000 gigabit router, Netgear Prosafe GS108 gigabit switch

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If I were doing it, I would use a gigabit router with wireless. We are actually doing that ourselves.
You need to configure it correctly BEFORE hooking it up to your existing network or interesting things might happen ;)

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  • Jersull
    Gryphon3rd, thanks for replying. I configured a Linksys E4300 bu using the router's WAN link to connect to the office LAN. When a Wireless device connects to the Linksys, it provides a DHCP ip address different from the LAN ip address scheme. Since the router is being used (at this point) as simply a WAP, do you see any advantage to configuring the E4300 DHCP to provide the same addressing scheme as the office LAN or "it doesn't matter?" Thanks.
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  • HeyHey
    I would use WPA _2 AES check all your devices have N compatibility drivers / NIC cards any desktop computers or hard wired systems, statically assign the IP addresses from a given pool range the rest can get their IP from DHCP you could create a VLAN for the office to separate the taffic!
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